Dr. Barbara Rehermann

Dr. Barbara Rehermann is Chief of the Immunology Section, Liver Diseases Branch in the intramural research program of NIDDK, NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. She received an M.D. degree and the Venia Legendi for Immunology from Medizinische Hochschule, Hannover, Germany.  In addition to a clinical residency and fellowship in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology at the same institution from 1991 to1993, she completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (1993-1995). She returned to Medizinische Hochschule Hannover to conduct both clinical work and research from 1995 to 1998, before moving to the National Institutes of Health in 1998.

Dr. Rehermann’s scientific interests include viral innate and adaptive immunology and the regulation of intrahepatic and systemic immune responses by the microbiome via the gut-liver axis. Her work was honoured with national and international awards such as the Loeffler-Frosch Award of the German Society for Virology, the NIH Bench-to-Bedside Award, the NIH Director’s Innovation Award and the Norman Salzman Mentor Award. She has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Immunology and is currently Consulting Editor for the Journal of Clinical Investigation and on the editorial board of the journals Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Journal of Infectious Diseases. She has trained more than 45 postdoctoral fellows and students, many of whom continued academic careers as physician scientists in North America, Europe and Asia.

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